Welcome to Byrd Central
400th anniversary of English Renaissance composer, William Byrd
We are a group of academics, educators, and musicians creating and disseminating events, new scholarship, stories, and recordings related to the 2023 anniversary of the death of Tudor composer William Byrd. New site areas and content will be released over the course of the year.
Musicians from around the globe have long held a special affection for Byrd and his music.
ByrdStories shares anecdotes, thoughts, or connections people had with Byrd’s music. Rather than scholarship, it focuses on short personal stories - brief videos, blog posts, annotated playlists, images and stories.
Some names you'll recognise, others will be new, but all share a love of Byrd. We'd love to hear from you if you've got one to share.
- Fri, 27 JanSt Mary the Virgin, Oxford
- Fri, 03 FebSt Mary Magdalen Oxford03 Feb 2023, 17:00 GMT – 04 Feb 2023, 17:00 GMTSt Mary Magdalen Oxford, 9 Magdalen St, Oxford OX1 3AE, UKA collaborative complete performance of the Latin choral works of William Byrd to raise money for the music fund at the Church of St Mary Magdalen, Oxford. Conducted by Will Dawes and Guests.